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HE SHIKUI
[Pingding Huijiang Desheng Tu].
[Beijing],, 1829. c1830. Eight (of ten) engravings, some inscribed with Imperial poems, accompanied by the Emperor’s seal mark, and dated the first month of 1829, numerous worm traces with engraved surface skilfully reinstated in facsimile. A rare set of eight engravings from a series of ten – Pingding Huijiang Desheng Tu(Images of the reconquest of East Turkestan), commissioned by Emperor Daoguang(1782-1850, r.1820-1850), commemorating his victory of the second campaign in Kashgar against the rebel Jahangir Khoja during the years 1826-1835, and depicting various battles on mountainous terrain and by fortified villages; the surrender of the enemy; and a palace reception honouring the victors. In 1826, Jahangir, a scion of an ousted ruling family from East Turkestan began a holy war against the Qing Empire. Daoguang emperor responded in 1827 by sending General Changling and 22,000 troops to reconquer the city of Kashgar and to capture Jahangir. Jahangir escaped but was later betrayed and sent to Beijing, where the Daoguang emperor had him ritually presented at the Imperial Ancestral temple before he was quartered. The complete set of engravings are titled: 1. Battle at the Hobasi River 2. Battle at the Korping 3. Battle at Yangi-arbat 4. Battle at Sabdul-zhuang 5. Battle at Awabat-zhuang 6. Recapture of Kashgar and Capture of the Rebel Chief 7. Recapture of Khotan and capture of rebel chief, Garla 8. Capture of the Rebel Chief, Jahangir, at the Hartagai Mountain 9. Presentation of the prisoners at the Wumen gate 10. Banquet of the victory at Zheng Da Guang Mi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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